Macy’s Balloon Studio – Then & Now
Then & Now: Macy’s Balloon Studio in Hoboken, NJ
As many of you who live or travel uptown in Hoboken already know – the landscape is getting leveled. One such area is the three blocks owned by the Rockefeller Group. And on one of those blocks was the famed Macy’s Balloon Studio, where up until a few years ago – all the well-known Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade icons were designed, made and stored.
Well – the purpose of today’s photo entry is to document what used to go on in the studio back in the day – and show you what the current state of the building is today (while there are still some recognizable features left to be had!)
Once it’s been removed entirely – it will look like almost any empty lot (minus the stunning NYC skyline as a background).
Macy’s Balloon Studio – a warehouse of fun & creativity
In the photo gallery below – various photos of the old warehouse brimming with warmth, happiness and creative energy. You couldn’t tell from the outside, but there was lots of love within these walls!
Tearing down the house – Macy’s Balloon Studio almost gone
And in this gallery – we have some recent shots of the demolition taking place. Slowly but surely, the buildings on this property will only exist in our hearts, memories (and photographs).
As an anecdote, I learned that part of the reason Rockefeller may have decided to level this property – even without an approved building plan – is apparently because taxes are diminished greatly once the structures are removed. Not my problem either way.